Individuals with diabetes, whether its type 1 or type 2, must check their blood sugar regularly to keep that and their A1c levels monitored and under control.
Some patients test once a day, some more than 6 times a day. Pricking their fingers many times, can present a challenge for patients. Some have issues with compliance and remembering to test, some are scared of the pain from finger pricking, and others have trouble arranging their daily activities and chores around testing their blood sugar levels and managing the disease.
In recent years, many improvements have occurred in terms of testing blood sugars. It started in the 1800s when there were attempts to quantify glucose levels in the urine. This created the basis for testing blood sugars for patients with diabetes. In 1908, for the first time, the Benedict urine glucose copper reagent was developed, becoming the go-to test for next